The Horror Honeys: View's Nice, but the Baby's Room Smells Like a Flux Capacitor...

View's Nice, but the Baby's Room Smells Like a Flux Capacitor...

A Supernatural Honey Review

The Baby’s Room (2006)

I’m sort of back on a foreign language kick lately. In obtaining a few more Spanish films for my collection, I inadvertently added The Baby’s Room, which happened to be in the made for TV movie collection “6 Films to Keep You Awake.”

The plot was intriguing. Juan, Sonia and their new baby move into an old house, which they are in the process of renovating. After receiving a baby monitor as a gift, they hear the baby and another voice in his room. They search the house, they change the locks and even install a security system, but they still hear the voice. Mystified, Juan buys a state of the art monitoring system, complete with night vision. The first night, Juan wakes to see a dark figure sitting next to the baby’s crib. Juan starts to go crazy, driving Sonia out. He starts to investigate the background of the house with the help of a journalist and an old lady who had an experience there as a child.

Could you change the diaper while you're in there, Creeper?
I was hoping, from the plot, this was going to be a decent ghost story. Instead of a ghost or even an intruder, this turns out to be a story about parallel dimensions. Imagine my disappointment. Still, I'd give it an A for originality.

The relationship between leads Javier Gutierrez and Leonor Watling is believable, from the loving relationship early on to the almost abusive end, as things begin to unravel.

The use of the baby monitors was clever. When Juan is searching the house, you see the parallel world through the monitor screen, but his real world in the background.

That's... healthy?
This was part of a Spanish TV series, in the vein of Masters of Horror, and there was a fair amount of blood and nudity, if you need that sort of thing. I was just truly hoping to be, at the very least, unnerved or creeped out, but I got none of that. Aside from one brief glimpse of something under the bed and the first time Juan saw the man in his son’s bedroom, there was nothing scary here.

I'm not too familiar with director Alex de la Iglesia. I've only seen one other film of his, The Oxford Murders, starring this film's leading lady and Revenge Honey nemesis, Elijah Wood. That's a real piece of crap. He's compared to the likes of Guillermo Del Toro, but other than them both being Spanish, I don't see any similarity in their work. From what I have seen, I'm not too inclined to watch anything else.

Supernatural Honey Review - 2.5 alternate realities out of 5